What Was the First Hit Single Released by a Solo Ex-Beatle?

Feb 1, 2011 | Posted by: awc | Full story: factoidz.com

The first thing to consider before working out the answer is where the parameters lie at what point did the Beatles become ex-Beatles? Their final single release was 'Let It Be' in March 1970, their final album release was 'Let It Be' in May 1970 but the band itself did not officially disband then.

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Feb 1, 2011
 
The first number one was My Sweet Lord and the last number one was Got my mind set on you.

But getting past which ones came first, which solo singles were not included on an album::

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Instant Karma.
Power to the people.
Happy Christmas.
Another day.
Mary had a little lamb.
Give Ireland back to the Irish.
Live and Let die.
Junior's farm.
Goodnight Tonight.
Wonderful Christmastime.
We all stand together.
Bangladesh.
I don't wanna do it.
It don't come easy.
Back off Boogaloo.
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Feb 1, 2011
 
What a list. Thanks for the thread, mate. Very original. This list shows and proves the size of the Beatles as artists, solo or not. Almost every song is a classic.

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Feb 1, 2011
 
Thanks Greg, these all came from memory, so there may be some that I have forgotten.
And of course not all of these were hits.
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Funny how George had the first number one hit after their split.and now the last number one hit.I guess it just goes to show that George equaled John and Paul in song writing by the time they broke up.I hope the bio on George comes out soon.I still haven't seen Nowhere boy yet.I am going to see if I can rent it this weekend.

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Feb 1, 2011
 
Frank Sinatra said Something was his favorite Lennon and McCartney song,lol.
The George bio movie is scheduled for Spring.
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Feb 1, 2011
 
awc wrote:
Frank Sinatra said Something was his favorite Lennon and McCartney song,lol.
The George bio movie is scheduled for Spring.
Thanks AWC George must of thought Oh Boy I write a masterpiece and I still don't get credit for it from Old Blue Eyes.LOL Elvis even did a version of Something it was one of George's best songs.

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Feb 1, 2011
 
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks AWC George must of thought Oh Boy I write a masterpiece and I still don't get credit for it from Old Blue Eyes.LOL Elvis even did a version of Something it was one of George's best songs.
George must have been honored to have Sinatra and Elvis record Something.
George was very humbled by Ritchie Haven's version of Here comes the Sun, in fact Havens played it at Woodstock.
George became more hip, once he went solo, his true talent shown bright,but he was never a showoff,his guitar skills were better than he let on, his solo on Cheer Down is rocking.
He did feel a bit insecure, that's why he let Paul play leasd on Taxman and Clapton on While my guitar gently weeps.
And when this bio movie, almost 4 years in the making, comes out, he will get some serious recognition.
Scorsese is a genious, he did a wonderful job on the Stones Shine a Light and Dylan's No direction home.
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Feb 1, 2011
 
awc wrote:
<quoted text>George must have been honored to have Sinatra and Elvis record Something.
George was very humbled by Ritchie Haven's version of Here comes the Sun, in fact Havens played it at Woodstock.
George became more hip, once he went solo, his true talent shown bright,but he was never a showoff,his guitar skills were better than he let on, his solo on Cheer Down is rocking.
He did feel a bit insecure, that's why he let Paul play leasd on Taxman and Clapton on While my guitar gently weeps.
And when this bio movie, almost 4 years in the making, comes out, he will get some serious recognition.
Scorsese is a genious, he did a wonderful job on the Stones Shine a Light and Dylan's No direction home.
George was underrated as a guitarist-He was the very first to play slide without it being the blues.I agree he wasn't flashy and he wasn't a show off but he did shine and really knew how to add fills and great guitar solos to the Beatles songs.I am so looking forward to his movie.I hope he gets credit and more recognition for his talents.

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Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>George was underrated as a guitarist-He was the very first to play slide without it being the blues.I agree he wasn't flashy and he wasn't a show off but he did shine and really knew how to add fills and great guitar solos to the Beatles songs.I am so looking forward to his movie.I hope he gets credit and more recognition for his talents.
Yea George made some great fills, Guitar George, he knows all the chords.
Dire Strait's song Sultans of Swing mentions George.

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Yea George made some great fills, Guitar George, he knows all the chords.
Dire Strait's song Sultans of Swing mentions George.
I used to think of George Harrison too, he fits perfectly to the lyrics, including "he's strictly rhythm, he doesn't wanna make it cry or sing"

but I found this on the net:
"The "Guitar George" and "Harry" who are mentioned in the lyrics are George Young and Harry Vander, who were guitarists in the band The Easybeats. George Young is Angus Young's older brother and Harry and George helped get AC/DC recorded."

so who knows for sure ???

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THE B0Z0 CL0WN wrote:
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I used to think of George Harrison too, he fits perfectly to the lyrics, including "he's strictly rhythm, he doesn't wanna make it cry or sing"
but I found this on the net:
"The "Guitar George" and "Harry" who are mentioned in the lyrics are George Young and Harry Vander, who were guitarists in the band The Easybeats. George Young is Angus Young's older brother and Harry and George helped get AC/DC recorded."
so who knows for sure ???
Thanks for the info,never thought of looking it up,the Easybeats were a good band.
Everytime I hear the song,I always think of George, guess it's because I'm in a Beatle's state of mind.
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I never thought it was about George Harrison because he can make it sing and cry and he's lead and rhythm and slide.I had no idea who Harry was? Maybe Harry Mumtaz? LOL
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Feb 6, 2011
 
THE B0Z0 CL0WN wrote:
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I used to think of George Harrison too, he fits perfectly to the lyrics, including "he's strictly rhythm, he doesn't wanna make it cry or sing"
but I found this on the net:
"The "Guitar George" and "Harry" who are mentioned in the lyrics are George Young and Harry Vander, who were guitarists in the band The Easybeats. George Young is Angus Young's older brother and Harry and George helped get AC/DC recorded."
so who knows for sure ???
I hadn't paid attention to this post, sorry. The Easybeats were a great band, Australians. I own their best LP. "Friday on my mind" speaks to all of us.
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Feb 7, 2011
 
Harry Mumtaz has Friday on his mind.

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